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Story by Aubra Salt - The Oregon Herald
Published on Sunday December 5, 2010 - 12:53 PM
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PORTLAND - Just after dawn on Friday, a fire began to consume the apartments located in the 4000 block of Southeast 104th Avenue. A woman called 911 to say there was heavy smoke in her apartment and she couldn't find her way out. When firefighters arrived, flames and dark, heavy smoke were pouring out of the second-story windows. And there was heavy smoke in the appartment stairwell.The woman reporting the fire escaped and Firefighters helped a 29-year-old woman and 79-year-old man escape. Both were treated for smoke inhalation and released.

The Red Cross helped the victims to find temporary housing. Fire investigators investigating the cause of the fire and come up with a damage estimate.

Fire officials would like to remind everyone of three important things to reduce your risk of injury from a fire:

  • Make sure your home has properly installed and working smoke alarms.

  • Plan and practice a fire escape plan.

  • In case of a fire, get out and stay out.